Officials say cords stretched across path meant to injure

June 13, 2019 GMT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Officials in a Rhode Island city say several stiff cords found stretched across a path recently were intentionally placed there to injure people.

The city of Newport said in a release the cords were placed at varying heights, from ankle to chest, across a newly improved bike and hiking path at Miantonomi Park.

Officials say the cords were placed at different spots along the trail that begins at the Bike Newport facility on Sunset Boulevard.

Newport police wrote in a Facebook post that the cords were promptly removed after being discovered and that they are seeking information on those responsible.